Monday, June 25, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 25, 2018)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

I will be combining my YA and adult reading and purchases on this one weekly roundup. YA and middle grade reviews will still be posted on  Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my other blog.

Other Than Reading...

This week was mainly a pleasant, quiet week at my house. Duluth was busy because President Donald Trump stopped by for a rally on Wednesday evening. Unfortunately, my brother and I planned to go out to eat during the heat of the traffic jam thinking that we were in between traffic congestion times. It took us 25 minutes to make what was usually a 5 minute trip and we didn't go anywhere near the venue of the rally.

Saturday was the annual Rhubarb Festival which offers all things rhubarb and raises money to feed the hungry and house the homeless. I came home with two jars of rhubarb jelly and one rhubarb custard pie. I wanted a tee-shirt but they were really picked over and didn't have any in my size.

This coming week has me doing end of the month blogging things. It is time to catch up with my reviews on Amazon and prepare my State of the Stack post which deals with review books I've received, read, and reviewed .... and the many that are still on the stack.

Read Last Week

If you can't wait until the review shows up on my blog, reviews are posted to LibraryThing and Goodreads as soon as I write them (usually right after I finish reading a book.)
  • When Life Gives You Demons by Jennifer Honeybourn - Contemporary YA paranormal about a girl who is being trained as an exorcist while trying to keep up an active high school social life. My review will be posted July 11.
  • The Disappearing by Lori Roy - introspective mystery told from multiple viewpoints. My review will be posted on July 12.
  • Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen - middle book in a YA Science Fiction trilogy. My review will be posted on July 13.
  • Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts - another entertaining story by a favorite author. My review will be posted on July 14.
  • Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer - mystery with a main character was Asperger's. My review will be posted on July 18.
  • Paradox (An FBI Thriller) by Catherine Coulter -  entertaining entry into this long-running Thriller series. My review will be posted July 19.
I didn't finish Kill the Farm Boy by Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne. I lasted until 41% when I had finally reached my limit for poop jokes. I am not a fan of the Monty Python school of humor but could see how the authors were enjoying twisting fantasy tropes.

Between Frost and Fury by Chani Lynn Feener is a YA Science Fiction story which is the second book in a series.

Next Week

All are review books that are being released in July.

Young Adult:
Reviews Posted

On Inside of a Dog:
On Ms. Martin Teaches Media:
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?


  • Shadowspell by Jenna Black
  • Sirensong by Jenna Black


YA - These were a surprise arrival from Scholastic which makes me wonder what list I got on. These are all middle grade nonfiction. I very, very seldom read nonfiction but these all sound interesting. I'm willing to give them a try.
These YA titles are more the sort of books I usually read.
  • Del Toro Moon by Darby Karchut (Oct. 2) - from the author who is a favorite of mine
  • Grenade by Alan Gratz (Oct. 9) - also a surprise from Scholastic and different from my usual picks
  • Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee (Jan. 15, 2019) - a Rick Riordan Presents novel from NetGalley
What was your week like?


  1. So many great looking books. I especially want to read the Nora Roberts' book. Have a great week!

  2. While you were stuck in presidential traffic, our plans were derailed by the visiting VP. He was attending a fundraiser near where we were trying to have dinner and the roads were closed! Grr!

    Lots of interesting books here. Have a great week.

  3. Ugh on the traffic! I think I'd have given up on Kill the Farm Boy too!

  4. Shelter in Place seems to be so popular.

    I have it, but haven’t gotten to it yet.

    ENJOY this reading week.

  5. Looking forward to the Nora Roberts book. Traffic seems to get worse and then to add special circumstances, yikes. Hope this is a great week for you.

  6. I love rhubarb. My grandfather used to grow it as his place. I bet your dishes were wonderful.

    So many great looking books this week. I want to read When Life Gives You Demons. As Death Draws Near sound wonderful too.

    Hope you have a great week. Thanks for visiting The Book Connection.

  7. Oh, I want to go to a Rhubarb Festival! I *love* rhubarb and probably would have purchased 2-3 of everything. I love all those festivals they have in the summer in Minnesota. The closest thing we have in our area is the Garlic Festival, which I've never attended (although that may change this year).

  8. Oh, I loved Contagion and My Plain Jane, I hope you did too! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  9. I hate traffic jams - I have a lot of patience as a person but I am really bad in heavy traffic. Lol. I love rhubarb! A rhubarb festival sounds awesome.

    The Jenna Black books look really good!


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